Getting Ready For New Years
Claire Miles - December 26, 2021

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

2022 is just around the corner, and many of us are making plans for this next year. Some of these resolutions may include losing weight, making more time for friends and family, or simply improving their lives in some way. Others might set out to travel more or get themselves out of debt. The opportunity for a fresh start is nearly irresistible to people after the hedonistic excesses of the holiday season. For many, a new year is a time for self-improvement and change. The whole world is setting resolutions! Millions of people across all seven continents have made promises to themselves on how they will live their lives from now on.

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The best part is that the whole world is set out on this path of self-improvement together. Think of all the advantages of having a whole planet on your side as you struggle to improve yourself. There’s no time like the present, so why not start now? Join together with humanity and set out on a path of self-improvement with the rest of us. There’s a sort of electricity in the air during every New Years’ celebration. It almost feels like anything could happen. The fireworks might be better than they were at the 4th of July celebration last year. The ball might drop out of the sky and through your living room window into the pool, or all of your friends might show up at your house party to surprise you. The new year might be the start of some incredible series of events that forever change your life.

The start of a new year brings hope and opportunity. People resolve to change their lives for the better, whether that means changing their careers or losing weight – but why wait until January 1st to make a change? It’s never too late to make a change or to start working toward your goals, so if you’re thinking of something that you’d like to accomplish this year, there’s no reason not to start doing it now. There are always new beginnings, whether they come at the beginning of a new week, month, or year – chances for people to start fresh. Why not seize the opportunity and use that momentum to get started on your New Year’s resolution? We can’t wait to welcome 2022 and hope it’s brighter than 2021!